You can't have a true St. Patrick's Day concert without a few staples: a mega-ton of beer, a sea of green-covered people who may or may not look that way because they've had more than their fair share of said beer, and a long list of bands and performers. We've already announced that hip-hop giant ... More >>
The rock musical On the Eve debuted last year to so much acclaim you could barely get seats at its Magnolia Lounge run. The musical is back, with shows at Theatre 3 from January 16 to February 9. It's the story of...well, it's complicated. But we love it -- here's an excerpt from Elaine Liner's revi ... More >>
There's no definitive way to say how many albums, EPs, mixtapes and other new music came from North Texans in 2013. Bandcamp keeps track of tags, and it has over 400 releases for "Dallas" since mid-April. So figure somewhere well into the thousands. We listened to as many of those as we could find ... More >>
This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>
For the 25th year, The Dallas Observer will honor the fine work of North Texas musicians (and a few behind-the-scenes people as well) with the Dallas Observer Music Awards. We've asked experts of all stripes to help us compile a list of the area's best talent in 40 categories, which you can see be ... More >>
Here at the Observer, we come across hundreds of photos a week. You'd be surprised how often styles are repeated. You've all seen the cliche band in a wintered field photo, or the antique furniture set outdoors photo. Well, here are a group of photos that don't fit the mold; they're completely origi ... More >>
We're taking over Deep Ellum on Saturday. Come along, will you?
It occurred to me recently that, within the DFW music scene, people really love to draw county lines. So what we were trying to illustrate with our 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees is that Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton aren't three separate entities, but rather one big music community that ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. Best Electronic Act Black Market Pharmacy This la ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. If you've ever wanted to employ the phrase "hardco ... More >>
Home by Hovercraft is piano-driven indie-pop outfit that, apparently, was once from Dallas, then moved away to Austin (duh) and then Brooklyn (of course) and is now back with a new EP called Seams to promote. They're OK, I guess. But this poster? This poster is pretty freaking awesome.